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March 1, 1933–Oct. 25, 2022 Barbara Lee Moudy, 89, of Newcastle, Wyo., passed away Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2022, at the Weston County Manor in Newcastle. Barbara was born as the second child of four to Art and Ruth (Black) Cass in Pendleton, Ore., on March 1, 1933. She was a 1951 high school graduate. …
Dec. 16, 1955–Oct. 22, 2022 Cathy Kay McMeekin was born to Russell J. and Rose E. (Cullers) McMeekin on Dec. 16, 1955, in Crawford, Neb.  She attended grade school at Kitty Moats Elementary in Osage, Wyo., then Upton High School in Upton, Wyo., graduating in 1974. She went on to attend college at…
Feb. 7, 1938–Sept. 29, 2022 Peggy Dean Morris, 84, a 42-year resident of Newcastle, Wyo., passed away Sept. 29, 2022, with her family by her side. Peggy was born Feb. 7, 1938, in Wetumka, Okla., to Clyde and Ruby Rich. She had three siblings: two brothers and one sister. Peggy was married to…
Aug. 30, 1955–Sept. 29, 2022 Michael John Zeimet, 67, of Newcastle, Wyo., passed away Sept. 29, 2022, at Mayo in Rochester, Minn. Mike was born Aug. 30, 1955, in Hot Springs, S.D., to Michael David and Sylvia Marie (Owens) Zeimet. Mike attended grade school in Pringle, S.D., graduated from Custer…
June 6, 1942–Sept. 22, 2022 Tommy Eugene Fordyce was born June 6, 1942, in Newcastle, Wyo. He passed away in the same town he was born in, on Sept. 22, 2022, following a brief, but hard-fought battle with cancer. We are all blessed that his suffering was short and pain free. The third of five…
March 5, 1953–Sept. 4, 2022 Gregory Bruggeman, 69, of Newcastle, Wyo., passed away on Sept. 4, 2022, after a courageous battle with dementia. Gregory was born on March 5, 1953, to Dale and Muriel Bruggeman in Crookston, Minn. After graduating from South High in Mandan, N.D., he went on to join the…
Aug. 10, 1943–Sept. 11, 2022 Rudy J. Fisher Sr. passed peacefully on Sept. 11, 2022, at The Courtyard in Colfax, Wash., surrounded by loved ones. He was 79. A memorial service will be held at a later date.  Rudy was born on Aug. 10, 1943, in Newcastle, Wyo., to Latal and Mildred (Garland) Fisher.…
Nov. 22, 1950–Sept. 16, 2022 Terry Allen Shrader, 71, passed away Sept. 16, 2022, at his home in Wickenburg, Ariz. He was born Nov. 22, 1950, to Harold and Mable Shrader in Concordia, Kan. Terry enjoyed all types of mechanics, wood working, hunting, fishing and time spent with his family.  He was…
Nov. 26, 1929–Sept. 17, 2022 Edwin Harry Krell, 92, of Plankinton, S.D., passed away Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022, at Aurora-Brule Care & Rehabilitation Center in White Lake, S.D. Funeral Mass is 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, at St. John’s Catholic Church in Plankinton. A Committal Service with…
March 11, 1934–Sept. 14, 2022 Norma Marie Reman, Newcastle, passed away Sept. 14, 2022, at Weston County Manor at the age of 88. Norma was born on March 11, 1934, in Murdo, S.D., and moved to Newcastle in 1980. Norma worked in several cafés throughout her life. In her free time Norma loved reading…
1932–Aug. 29, 2022 John Kenneth Allender, 89, formerly of Newcastle, Wyo., passed away on Monday, Aug. 29, 2022, at Ashley Pointe in Lake Stevens, Wash. The family will receive friends on Saturday, Sept. 17, from 1 to 2 p.m. at Kirk Funeral Home in Rapid City, S.D., with a graveside service to…
June 23, 1948–Sept. 4, 2022 A memorial service for Frank Stevens, age 74 of Gillette, Wyo., was held on Monday, Sept. 12, at 1 p.m. at the CAM-PLEX Heritage Center Theater, 1635 Reatta Drive in Gillette, with Pastor Marty Crump officiating. Francis Eugene Stevens passed away due to natural causes…
Jan. 29, 1944–Sept. 5, 2022 Betty Lou Aldinger was born Jan. 29, 1944, in Roscoe, S.D., to Alma (Braunmeier) and Gus Aldinger. Betty moved to Custer, S.D., when she was a small child and lived her life in Custer until moving to Rapid City, S.D., in February 2022. Betty loved baking, canning and…
Oct. 6, 1956–Aug. 26, 2022 Douglas Leroy Hunter, 65, of Sundance, Wyo., passed away with a wave goodbye on Aug, 26, 2022, at Monument Health in Rapid City, S.D. Doug was born Oct, 6, 1956, in Newcastle, Wyo., to Kenton and Lois (Fillinger) Hunter. He was the firstborn of two sons.  The family…
Nov. 11, 1928–Aug. 31, 2022 Verylin “Dean” Wright, 93, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2022, at Weston County Health Services Manor in Newcastle, Wyo.  Dean was born to Nora and Dean Wright in Tarkio, Mo., on Nov. 11, 1928. The family moved to the Newcastle area in 1937. Dean attended school…
Aug. 21, 1948–Aug. 20, 2022 Funeral services for Gretchen Foertsch, 73-year-old Buffalo resident who passed away Aug. 20, 2022, at the Amie Holt Care Center in Buffalo, will be held Saturday, Sept. 3, at 2 p.m. at Harness Funeral Home in Buffalo, with Pastor Rene Castillero officiating. Visitation…
April 7, 1946–Aug. 19, 2022 Constance Charolette (Martin) (Micheli) Vasquez-Florez, born in Garden City, Kan., on April 7, 1946, the oldest of six children, peacefully passed away Aug. 19, 2022, surrounded by loved ones and friends.  Her parents, Calvin C. Martin and Norma Jean Parker, precede her…
Aug. 18, 1942–Aug. 19, 2022 Clifford Ray Willson, 80, passed away Friday, Aug. 19, 2022, at Ft. Meade VA Medical Center. Cliff was born in Des Moines, Iowa, on Aug. 18, 1942, to Grant and Margaret (German) Willson. He married Linda Thompson before being drafted in 1967 to serve in the U.S. Army. He…
Aug. 19, 1924–Aug. 9, 2022 Earl Burdette Hamilton passed away peacefully during the early morning hours of Aug. 9, 2022. He was just 10 days shy of his 98th birthday. Earl was born to William (Bill) and Zola Mae Hamilton on Aug. 19, 1924, in their home at Bethel, Neb. As a boy, Earl’s family moved…
Sept. 30, 1955–Aug. 3, 2022 Patricia Ocene Wilson passed away surrounded by loved ones Aug. 3, 2022. She had a hard battle with cancer at age 66. Pat was born in Billings, Mont., Sept. 30, 1955. She received a GED in 1977. She married and had two children, Serenity Thomas and Joe Corley. She later…
Dec. 19, 1949–Aug. 10, 2022 We sadly announce that Iva Lea Carter left us on Aug. 10, 2022, at the age of 72 after a year-long battle with ovarian cancer. To honor Iva’s memory, we are holding a celebration of life on Aug. 19 at Kirk Funeral Home in Rapid City, S.D., at 2 p.m. We invite anyone who…
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